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2019 EC Defense Network Spring Meeting

  • April 25, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
  • Union League Club of New York


2019 EC Defense Network Spring Meeting
April 25-26, 2019
Union League Club of New York
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY  10016
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Join the EC Defense Network for their 2019 Spring Meeting! This year's meeting will begin with a Thursday evening opening reception, a perfect opportunity to network with your fellow attendees.  Then, get ready for an interactive program Friday, with three outstanding sessions, ending with our luncheon speaker. See the detailed schedule below.

Once the education is complete, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the sites and sounds of New York City.  A block of tickets for Tootsie has been reserved for our attendees for the 8:00pm show on Friday, April 26th.  Be sure to tell us you wish to attend on the RSVP form.

While the meeting is complimentary, travel and hotel costs are the responsibility of the attendee. We have a block of rooms available at the Union League Club.  To reserve your room, please contact Emily Himes, Guest Services Manager at 212/685-3800, Ext. 249 or by email at ehimes@unionleagueclub.org.  Be sure to inform her you are attending the 2019 EC Defense Network Spring Meeting.

Program Schedule

Thursday, April 25 

5:00 - 6:30pm - Registration, Welcome and Cocktail Reception 

Friday, April 26 

8:00 - 8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am - Opening Remarks 

8:30 - 9:30am
Personal Liability for Insurance Adjusters in Bad Faith Claims: What's Behind this Trend and Will it Continue?

Eliot M. Harris, Williams Kastner 

There is no question that efforts to name insurance adjusters personally in bad faith lawsuits have increased in the past few years. While the use of such tactics to leverage early settlements is not necessarily a new development, the increase in these claims is  substantial. The predominant factor driving this increase is recent court decisions validating such claims. This presentation will look at recent case law on this issue, and analyze whether the potential that insurance adjusters could be held personally liable for their own bad faith conduct is an emerging trend or a short-term fad.                                                       

9:30 - 10:30am
A presentation by Lori Koop, Farm Bureau Financial Services and Kim Jackson, Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC 

10:30 - 10:45am - Break 

10:45 - 11:45am
Consent Judgments and the Potential Impact on Coverage and Bad Faith Claims: Foresight Beats Hindsight Every Time
Clifford Masch, Reminger Co., L.P.A. 

An overview as to how these arrangements are treated in various states and a case study in the darkside of such agreements. 

11:45am - 12:00pm - Break and Pick Up Lunch 

12:00 - 1:00pm
Luncheon Presentation by Representative from the American Jury Centers                                              

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